Four thrill seeking, intellectual aristocrats of the Los Angeles art scene set out remote and exotic tropical villa. There, the two couples, Tim (Brian Donovan), his girlfriend May (Sara Rinde), Tim's boss, Bruce (Robert Ripley) and his wife, Connie (Jacqueline Meyer) find their retreat stocked with numerous sumptuous intoxicants: exquisite foods, the finest champagne, magnificent works of art, an abundance of drugs, and all the time in the world to enjoy these pleasures, and those of the flesh. On a sensory quest to find the real truth behind beauty and art that transcends art; through and beyond the limits of sanity and over-indulgence, at the peak of excess, they stumble upon a new and very strange kind of thrill...madness. Based on the letters written by Jonathan Hacke, an artist and mental patient at a psychiatric institution, "The Champagne Club" is a shocking and profoundly innovative journey into the heart of madness. This film by director Joao Machado won "Best Picture" at the "Seattle Underground Film Festival" and "Best Cinematography" at the "Tribeca Indivision Film Festival".